CMA CGM adds Samsun as its 12th Turkish port

Agustin Alapont Castilla

The 1,155 teu ERKAN K today makes the inaugural call at Samsun / Credit: Agustin Alapont Castilla

Starting with today’s call by the 1,155 teu ERKAN K, CMA CGM will begin to serve Samsun, a Turkish Black Sea port located in the province of the same name.

The French Line begins calling at Samsun with its Malta to Black Sea Feeder number 1 on a fortnightly basis. CMA CGM said that the addition of Samsun expanded its portfolio of Turkish calls to twelve ports.

The Malta – Black Sea service turns in three weeks along the following rotation: Marsaxlokk, Constantza, Novorossiysk, Poti, Trabzon, Samsun (new, fortnighly), Odessa, Constantza, Varna, Marsaxlokk.

The carrier announced that Samsun calls are to become weekly in October. At this time CMA CGM is expected to re-launch its seasonal ‘Citrus’ loop from Port Said, Egypt, to Turkey, which this year, might incorporate a new Samsun call.

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